The window fashions industry is now pushing its manufacturers and retailers to pay more attention to child safety. All those dangling cords are a real hazard to young children and there are several deaths each year in the United States related to window treatments.
Hunter Douglas has led the way in making everyone in the industry, as well as consumers aware, of the potentially dangerous features of some window fashions. With their bent for innovative design they have introduced products with child safety in mind.
The main issue is the cords. So cordless options are a must in households with young children (including grandchildren). Some products to bear in mind – the wood/alternative blind category all have cordless lifting options. Add a tilt wand and all cords are elminated. Their honeycomb offerings, Duette, Duette Architella and Applause also come with cordless literise lifting systems. Vignette Tiered Roman Shades replicate a traditional roman shade, but with a cordless lifting system. If the shades do not have a cordless option, most are available with battery operated motorization, a relatively affordable approach to motorized shades.
The latest introduction to the cordless shade scene is from B & W Window Fashions in Gurnee, Illinois. The Vitale line of roman shades is truly a first on the market – beautiful fabrics, 6 shade styles and all with the One Touch Control. Check out the video below to see this amazing shade in operation!